Steel Tarav Mogara…? Sitar Factory Posted on Monday, 29 September 2008 by AnandaSaturday, 1 May 2021 On the SAS-01 I use ordinary mini steel nails (diam. 1mm / lenght 8mm) as tarav mogara. They sound very good at the moment but I think this can be improved one day. But how? By bone, or horn, or… ? Anybody a suggestion ? Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)
Hi, Looking to picture of Sitar & some explaination about Mogra for Taraf, it seems that you must have experimented for alternator material for mogra.( Normally it is from Horn or camel bone. I have tried brass material for mogra & also horn material for it. The observation is ” tonal quality changes & brass mogra gives more metallic/ sharp sound quality.
Right now I am working on synthetic material/thermo plastic materials which are non metallic & can withstand string pressures without forming a groove over a period of usage.
I will surely communicate once my experiments are over. . . I would appreciate your comments on experiments done at your end. – – – Ranade CG.
I was looking for an alternative method to guide the tarav strings to the tuning machine heads which are mounted aside of the electric sitar.
On traditional sitars I use mostly bone. I have also had good experience with Elforyn, a synthetic ivory replacement.
I would like to hear about your experiments with alternative material.
brass has long been used instead of bone material